What the #%@!& should I write about in my college essay?
Many first-to-college kids don't realize they have stories that colleges want to hear.
Should your teen take the PSAT — and if so, when?
Taking the PSAT can help your teen start mapping their path to college and even lead to scholarships. But should your 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grader take this "extra" test?
42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
What you need to know about applying to college early decision and early action
Applying for early admission means better chances of getting in, but it's important to understand what teens are getting — and maybe losing — by going this route.
14 must-have life skills for teens
Don't let your child leave for college without mastering these key life skills!
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Is taking a gap year the new redshirting?
Gap years have long been popular in Europe and Australia. Now, a small but growing group of U.S. teens and their parents are jumping aboard the gap year trend.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
The 5 best college admissions books
Here are our top picks for books that lead you through the college admissions process. (And don’t panic, they’re all relatively fast and fun reads.)
The new SAT
With the biggest revision in three decades and a new suite of free online test prep tools, the new SAT is a different experience.
Straight-A students in remedial classes — unprepared by their high schools to succeed in college
High schoolers do the hard work to reach their dream of attending college only to find themselves in remedial classes because high school left them unprepared.
The "best" high school?
Why the most competitive high school may not be right for your teen.
Minority students and STEM
Local program with links to UC Berkeley and Stanford strives to close STEM achievement gap.
Why is algebra so important?
Algebra is known as a gatekeeper subject, so when should your child take it?